This is why gas grilling has become so popular in the modern grilling scheme. Quick starting, fast cooking and delicious results each and every time are what the modern gas grill brings to the table. Also, it is a healthier alternative to using charcoal that can put harsh chemicals on your food. Gas grilling takes less time from less prep to less time hovering over the grill cooking.
Fast, With Flavor
The measurement of heat is handled with BTU’s or British Thermal Units. Charcoal has about 9,000 BTU’s of heat content at one pound. Compared to 15,000 BTU of propane for the equivalent volume. Thus it is easy to see the difference in heat production between the two types of fuel. Another contrasting element is that to reach the full BTU content of charcoal, the fuel has to burn to the right level. Propane, on the other hand, only takes seconds to reach the appropriate cooking heat level, thus saving a significant amount of time over charcoal. Additionally, because there is more heat from the propane, this cooks the food faster.
When coupled with a heat tent or indirect heating element, this works to seal in the juices and reduces hot spots that can occur in the meat and on the grill itself. When you consider that there is also no chemical residue from burning propane, as there is for charcoal, the faster heating is also healthier. Having said that however, there is a difference in flavor between gas and charcoal but to achieve the same flavor, wood or other content can be added to a gas grill to produce the same flavor or effect.
Five Great Gas Grills Under $200
Top Rated Liquid Propane Gas Grill
This traditional style gas grill – Huntington Model #30030HNT Gas Grill features two burners to up to 30K BTU of heat generation. The powder coated black coating coupled with the solid construction help with proper heat retention so you don’t waste any heat that should be cooking the food. The cart has two wheels for easy mobility and there are two side shelves with tool hooks for convenience.
People who purchased this grill love the even cooking and solid temperature generation as well as the easy to assemble aspects of this grill.
Best 2-Burner Gas Grill under $200
This dual burner grill – Char-Broil Classic Series Model #300 Gas Grill produces 30K BTU’s of heat generation and coupled with the porcelain coated, cast iron grates, produce an great heat production to distribution ratio. The solid construction also has great heat retention for a grill with overall great grilling characteristics.
It has an easy to use, easy to read control panel and over 300 cubic inches of cooking space with an additional warming rack. People who bought this grill love the heat retention and distribution and how well this grill is constructed.
Best Professional Portable Gas Grill
The Cuisinart Model #CGG-306 Gas Grill is a professional level, table top style grill with dual burners producing a total of 20K BTU of heat generation. The all stainless steel body helps retain the heat and the control panel is easy to see and use. Designed to take less than 10 minutes of set up time, this grill is perfect for camping, tailgating and home cooking.
It is also fast starting with a twist ignition system and the lid has an integrated thermometer. People who purchased this grill love the fact it uses full size 20lb propane tanks and that it sets up fast and heats quickly.
Best Portable Gas Grill for the Price
Another portable grill that is perfect for grilling on the go or in the backyard. This grill, Broil King Model #900214 Gas Grill uses a single tube style burner that produces over 14K of BTU heat production. The small but well constructed body is easy to assemble and has excellent heat retention characteristics.
It offers over 200 cubic inches of cooking space and the legs fold and are easy to set up and provide a stable platform for the grill. People who bought this grill love the cooking performance as well as the fact that it is easy to set up, grill and take down. Perfect for RV use.
Best Gas Grill under 200
Weber is the leading manufacturer of grills and grilling accessories, and this model – Weber Model #51010001 Q1200 Series Gas Grill represents their table top model. Perfect for apartments, bistro cooking, tailgating, camping and more, this grill has a lot of versatility. It is a small compact grill that offers one stainless steel burner with over 8K BTU of heat production while providing for over 180 cubic inches of cooking space.
Super fast to assemble, it is preassembled, and quick starting, this is a perfect grill for those on the go. People who purchased this grill love the quality of the construction, the fast and easy set up and of course, the delicious results.
For the best results with any new grill, be sure to read and follow all operator’s instructions, including the cleaning instructions. Never operate a grill on an uneven surface to prevent tipping and do not allow flammable material near a hot or cooling grill to reduce the chance of flame ups or fire.
To protect your purchase, it is highly recommended that you purchase an optional grill cover to protect your grill from the elements.